New Safe Critically Ill Transfer Training Course

We’re extremely proud of the Clinical Education departments, Simulation Team who have recently had a course accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetics. The Safe Critically Ill Transfer Training (SCITT) course has been devised by team lead Mark Pimblett and former colleague Mike Dickinson.

Simulation unit at Health Academy Preston

The one-day course was developed to ensure the same high-level of care is practised and maintained through the transfer of a critically ill patient from one hospital through to another.  The course is delivered from The Health Academy’s Simulation Suite, one of the most advanced units in Europe. It consists mainly of practical, interactive and simulation based sessions which include:

Preparation & Package

  • Rationalisation
  • Command & Communication
  • Equipment & Rationalisation
  • The Transfer
  • Human Factors & System Error

The course is aimed at Doctors, Nurses and Health Professionals carries 5 CPD points from the Royal College of Anaesthetics.

Mark Pimblett, Simulation team Lead said, “We’re delighted that the SCITT course has been recognised and accredited by the RCoA and we’ve already had a positive uptake from local anaesthetic practitioners across the North West. Critically ill patients are particularly vulnerable and this course will help equip those involved with the intelligence, situational awareness and clinical competencies to reduce the risk.”

To find out more about the course or for availability, please contact Lorna Lees on 01772 524850 or email

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